Acting CEO, MQ
Helen Munn is the Acting CEO of MQ, a mental health charity which supports research into the nature, cause, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of all forms of mental illness.
Previously, Helen served as the Executive Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences – the UK’s national academy representing the full spectrum of medical science, from basic research through clinical application to healthcare delivery.
Helen joined the Academy’s policy team in 2004, becoming Executive Director in 2009. Since then she has overseen a major expansion in the Academy’s resources, profile and impact, including a successful £5 million fundraising appeal to establish the Academy’s first headquarters in 2010, influential policy reports, leading-edge public dialogue exercises, and a portfolio of innovative grant and mentoring schemes to support early career researchers in the UK and overseas.
Prior to joining the Academy, Helen completed a fellowship at UK Parliamentary Office for Science & Technology and worked for a short time in the BBC Science Team. She followed her undergraduate degree from The Queen’s College, Oxford with a PhD in molecular endocrinology from the University of Edinburgh.